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. for purposes of rallying public opinion behind issues like healthcare. the obama for america structure did not have the same kind of punch outside of a presidential election year that it did in 2008 and 2012. it will be interesting to see if they figure out how to unlock that forced and make it work this time. host: is that due to the agenda of the first term rather than not effectively using them? some pointed to the speech citing, liberal,. rists.r guest: those things dovetailed together. his grassroots support is more liberal than centrisrt. host: in "the new york times" -- guest: that is true. political cycles start much earlier than they have in the past. it is always hard to predict how long a presidential impact will last. if the democrats were to pick up seats in the senate or take back the house and 2014. it could extend his ability to get more done later in his term. at the white house, if you ask him about the timetables they have, they are very acutely aware of the risks of waiting beyond this year or early next year. they have got a lot of stuff backed up already. really testi
players from the health-care industry. that was the part he was referring to and that part was definitely a promise broken. you could argue that a -- that the congressional part is only partly open. the big negotiations in congress have been behind closed doors and sun comes out in the open but as someone who covers congress, it is not allowed in the open. >host: some of the top promises that politifact looks that -- let's take a listen to president obama in his own words back in february of 2009 talking about iraq. [video clip] >> a candidate for president, i made clear a time line 16 months to carry out the drug them while pledging to consult closely with our military commanders upon taking office to ensure that we preserve the gains we have made and to protect our troops. these consultations are now complete. i have chosen a time line that will remove our combat brigades over the next 18 months. let me say this as plainly as i can -- by august 31, 2010, our combat mission in iraq will end. host: that as president obama back in february, 2009. guest: that is a promise kept this was the
suffering, but economic suffering in terms of the health-care consequences and costs. long before a child even crosses the threshold of kindergarten, that child is potentially truncated because they are food insecure, they are hungry, their families to not have enough money for food. i went to pick back up on you, congressman gingrich -- when you say our programs do not work, you are absolutely wrong. i come from a tradition of science, a scientific background. i do scientific research on hunger and have been doing that for 15 years. i want to tell you, the food stamp program is one of the single most important programs that we have in this country. [applause] thank you. we know that food stamps prevent hospitalization for children. it is a good investment. think about pediatric hospitalization, it costs $24,000 for three days. that same amount of money could feed a family of four for one year. that is a great investment because it prevents hospitalization. it promotes job development, cognitive, social, emotional development, so by the time children are in school they can learn well. let
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